Kally Price’s New Old Jazz

By Lee Cahill

If you don’t think the reincarnation of Billie Holiday could be a thirty-something white girl from Arizona, you haven’t met Kally Price. Her soulful, jazzy voice accompanied by muted horns takes your earbuds on a time-traveling journey back to 1930s.  When asked about her retro sound, Kally said she’s humbled and empowered by the ability to process her own life experiences through her ”new-old” jazz, blues, and gospel tunes.

I’ve been anxiously anticipating the release of her debut album The Bird With Feathers of Blue consisting of both originals and covers.  But, sadly, just months before the album was scheduled to be released on Porto Franco Records, the label transitioned into a video series/music promotion company. Since then, she’s been sitting on the finished record like a chicken warming her eggs. In the meantime, she’s been constantly playing shows in the San Francisco area and recently collaborating with a soul band called Lord Loves a Working Man.

I can only hope she’ll hatch that record soon!  Check out her video with Porto Franco here and check out my two favorites from the album below.

“After You’ve Gone”

“Love For The Asking”

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